Located 25 miles west of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA.
A 10-minute walk "uptown" is historic West Chester, offering small-town charm with
cosmopolitan flair and unique shops, restaurants, and festivals.
The academic quad is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings
included in this historic district are Philips Memorial Building, Ruby Jones Hall,
Recitation Hall and the Old Library.
WCU South Campus Located less than one mile from North Campus, South Campus includes the College of Health Sciences, athletic fields, tennis courts, Farrell Stadium, Graham Natatorium swimming pool,
100-acre Gordon Natural Area, an adventure course, and student residential facilities.
WCU Graduate Center 1160 McDermott Drive West Chester, PA 19382 Located less than five miles from North Campus, the Graduate Center houses the MBA Program and several other West Chester University programs and initiatives:
WCU Philadelphia Location Philadelphia Multi-University Center Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street, Concourse Level Philadelphia, PA 19106 Since 2013, WCU has offered undergraduate and graduate programs at the Philadelphia location. Classes are mainly scheduled in the late afternoon
and evening to accommodate working professionals.
The University's business programs hold prestigious international accreditation from
the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The College of Education programs also have the highest accreditation in the field.
The Honors College is unique for its strong service component.
Music has been taught at the University since its founding in 1871. Today, West Chester
is among only 137 colleges and universities in the world with "all-Steinway" designation.
The Frederick Douglass Institute commemorates the intellectual heritage of Frederick
Douglass, the former slave, distinguished orator, journalist, author, and statesman,
who was a frequent visitor to the West Chester area, and who gave his last public
lecture on West Chester's campus on Feb. 1, 1895. Among other activities, the Institute
helps to advance multicultural studies across the curriculum.
WCU has won the Dixon Trophy 3 out of the last 4 academic years. The Dixon Trophy
is handed out to the top overall athletic program in the Pennsylvania State Athletic